I have been really busy this month ever since the semester started, but I have to squeeze in at least one note or I'll feel like even more of a failure than I currently feel... (!)
Just received my copy of Ian Rowen's new book, One China, Many Taiwans: The Geopolitics of Cross-Strait Tourism (Cornell UP, 2022). My wife keeps asking what he means by "many Taiwans," so I guess I'd better read this book sooner or later. (Fortunately, it's rather short at less than 200 pp.)
First, though I need to finish Yang Tsui's (楊翠) 《永不放棄：楊逵的抵抗、勞動與寫作》(蔚藍文化， 2016), which I started reading on the commuter rail at the beginning of the semester. I find myself wishing the train ride were longer (and quieter!) so I could read more each trip.
I'm trying to decide if I should buy the paperback or the ebook version of Chiang Kuo-yu's (蔣闊宇) 《全島總罷工》(前衛, 2020). I read an interview between Chiang and Itamar Waksman, and it seems like it's discussing another important piece of Taiwanese social movement history that I should learn more about. I'm leaning toward buying the ebook because it's cheaper (especially considering postage), but for some reason ebooks aren't as convenient for me. I've bought several of them and don't even know what's become of them...